Welcome to Concerto IP, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys and Certified Higher Courts IP Litigators.

Located in Essex on the outskirts of London mid-way in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, Europe’s leading technology cluster. The only patent & trade mark attorney firm in the Harlow Enterprise Zone. Next door to the M11-M25 intersection and a short drive from London Stansted airport.

Benefit from our long experience at innovation’s legal coalface and the commercial insights we bring from our business experience. Our services have a hard-to-find different tone - hallmarked by imaginative thinking, focused professional intensity and service innovation.

We represent clients located in and outside UK. For the UK and the 43 countries of the European Patent Convention (non-EU legislation unaffected by Brexit), we act directly; beyond Europe, we act using our IP firm Partner network established in most other countries.

Our Services

As experienced patent attorneys, we offer wide ranging expertise with deep experience in the key IP areas. Our patent lawyers “think business” just as you do and our services are delivered with directness and feel for business context.



Serving a Global Audience from Positions of Trust



IP Services with Global Reach

IP Procurement

IP Procurement

Obtaining IP Rights with Insight

IP Disputes

IP Disputes

Avoiding and Settling Disputes, not just Litigation Representation

IP Transactions and Due Diligence

IP Transactions and Due Diligence

Careful, Legal, Commercial

The Brand

“Your premium brand had better be delivering something special…”
— Warren Buffet (reproduced with Mr Buffet’s permission)


“Wisdom is the thing that enables knowledge to be turned into useful outcome.”
— Anonymous



“If you’re not original, you never lead. You give birth to things that are behind the times.”
— Inspired by Jason Fried



“The energy of the mind is the very essence of life itself.”
— Aristotle


Our Testimonials

In addition to the feedback listed here, we can provide contact details for people willing to provide oral testimonials for our patent agent services on a private basis.

…. I find working with Malcolm refreshing. There is the boundless energy – he’s someone who has no intention of slowing down and still has LOTS to do – and he’s also someone who knows what he wants and is able to articulate it clearly. Continue Reading

Charles Grimes, Charles Grimes Limited; Management Consultant/Psychologist

I have dealt with Malcolm professionally on UK and European IP matters since 1985 when he was in sole practice … Throughout this relationship, I have always been very impressed by Malcolm's professional knowledge and skills. Continue Reading

Grant Adams, Partner, Fisher Adams Kelly; Australian Patent Attorney

Malcolm has a notably creative as well as also an analytical way of thinking about problems …The above applies especially when considering the creative work of his 2013 and 2015 Journal papers … These papers are remarkable original efforts … Continue Reading

Dr Ursula Kinkeldey, German and European Patent Attorney; formerly Chair, Board of Appeal, European Patent Office (EPO)

I worked with Malcolm over a number of years and always found him to be a strong and strategic leader. His ability to combine senior leadership with the details of management allowed him to guide the business through a relatively challenging period, and to bring all the stakeholders with him. Continue Reading

Andrew Sharman, Associate Director, KMPG; formerly Relationship Director, Barclays Bank plc

I have known Malcolm professionally for almost 20 years ... His diligence and attention to detail are unmatched, he is quick to grasp the heart of a matter across a wide range of technologies, and his strategic planning and strength of advocacy are superb. Continue Reading

Jeff Lloyd, US Patent Attorney and Founder Partner, Saliwancik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk; Adjunct Professor, Levin College of Law, University of Florida

I have relied upon Malcolm's high level of problem-solving IP expertise and strong attention to detail … Malcolm is at the top of my list when I have an issue requiring a high caliber of UK expertise. Continue Reading

Gregory Howison, US Patent Attorney and Partner, Munck Wilson Mandala; formerly Managing Partner, Howison & Arnott

…. Malcolm sees the bigger picture, possesses huge drive to achieve excellence, has the stamina and commitment to see it through and has a refreshingly intelligent, direct and visionary approach to business which I found inspiring. Continue Reading

Martyn Royce, Owner, Graphic Designers ltd

… Malcolm was a joy to work with - whatever the challenge, he seemed always up to meeting it … Malcolm is an unusually capable individual … It’s not an overall skills set one encounters every day. Continue Reading

Ric Piper, Chairman/Independent Director of knowledge businesses; Chairman, Turbo Power Systems; formerly interim Chairman, Matchtech plc

…. His professional expertise in IP and as a patent attorney is clearly at the top end of the scale, which when combined with his general understanding of business is a powerful and relatively rare set of skills and expertise. Continue Reading

John Dembitz, Chairman, Lee Baron Group; Global Advisory Council Member, London Business School; formerly SEM, McKinsey & Co

…. Combined with his professional IP skills and reputation, this additional skills set makes Malcolm is an unusual find in the IP services field. I would recommend his experience to anyone deeply involved with brand/IP protection, enforcement and commercial exploitation. Continue Reading

Christian Gordon-Pullar BSc MBA, Assistant General Counsel, J P Morgan

... an individual of vision and great energy. During his period as CEO ... he impressed me with his initiative for a major change to create a modernized organization ... Malcolm’s energy and positive attitude ... were noticeably reflected in the personality of the organization … Continue Reading

Busso Bartels, International Patent Consulting; formerly Judge, German Federal Patent Court; Head, Legal Division, World Intellectual Property Organization

…. I came to know Malcolm's competencies very well. He is an exceptional lawyer … I have been involved with a number of IP firms in the US, EU, and other countries. I would, without hesitation, place Malcolm and his firm in the very top tier of lawyers I have worked with. Continue Reading

Kai Larson, US Attorney and Chief Operating Officer, Signpath Pharma; formerly Associate General Counsel, Sun Products Corporation

Malcolm was a highly-trusted advisor to the Company for the whole period of my office … my experience was that Malcolm achieved rapid comprehension of even difficult science ... I rate Malcolm very highly in his field at a number of levels. Continue Reading

James D. McChesney, Managing Director, Arbor Therapeutics; formerly Professor/Chair Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Mississippi

…. Malcolm is someone I will never forget. He has an amazing ability to see things from another angle, is one of the most influential people I have ever met, and knows how to get results. Continue Reading

Sarah Sahans, Director IP, Americas at Akzo Nobel; European Patent Attorney

Malcolm heads a first class intellectual property firm in the UK. He is unquestionably an expert in his field, and US companies would be well-served using HLBBshaw to represent them in their UK and European intellectual property matters. Continue Reading

Michael Henson, Partner, Perkins Coie; US Patent Attorney

…. His patent and trademark prosecution work and advice was always insightful and accurate. He assisted on several international patent litigations and was … invaluable in reaching favorable conclusions … He is gracious and extremely easy with whom to work. Continue Reading

Ralph D'Alessandro, US Patent & Trade Mark Attorney; formerly Senior Attorney, Tektronix Corp and Senior Attorney, 3D Systems Inc

I had the pleasure and privilege to work with Malcolm and HLBBshaw over a number of years. Malcolm was an excellent mentor who supported me throughout my training as a patent attorney and who provided me with an excellent working environment in which to learn the profession. Both Malcolm …. Continue Reading

Richard Pitman, European Patent Attorney and Assistant Chief IP Counsel, DuPont Corporate Legal; Head of Patents, DuPont Nutrition & Health; Head of Patents EMEA

…. Malcolm and his colleagues have always shown valuable awareness of our IP portfolio from various perspectives. I regard the firm as a trusted partner. Continue Reading

Shah Makujina, Principal Member, Pharma Patent Licensing LLC; US Patent Attorney; formerly Chief Patent Counsel, Alpharma Inc

…. Malcolm made a point to visit us when he was in the US and we are not in a major city so he had to go out of his way to do this. So while we are separated by an ocean, working with him has been very easy and fruitful. Continue Reading

Tracy Jarman, President & CEO, Aquatrols Corporation

Malcolm is the best patent attorney in the UK. Continue Reading

David Judson, US Patent Attorney and Founder, Law Office of David H. Judson; formerly Assistant General Counsel, Akamai Technologies Inc

Malcolm and his firm are strategic counsellors in all aspects of intellectual property protection in the UK and EU. He works hard and the firm is highly responsive to U.S. attorney/client needs. Continue Reading

Kathleen Petrich, Partner, Miller Nash LLP; US Patent & Trade Mark Attorney

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Core Values

Exquisite reminders that the quality of a professional patent attorney service depends most of all on the standards and behaviours of the people providing it.

Be Simple

Be Simple

IP is a complex world. So simplify. Use jargon only when there’s nothing else.

Exceed Good

Exceed Good

Shoot for the moon. "Good" isn’t good enough in today’s professional world.

Be Transparent

Be Transparent

Be straight-talking and direct at all times. Lay the book open. Establish trust.

Be Objective

Be Objective

Slip into client shoes now and then. Try to see what he sees - you could be surprised.

Understand Value

Understand Value

It’s what the consumer values that counts. Observe, ask and think. Excel with relevance.



Meet, see, speak, relate. Be a real partner and not just an expert for hire.